WordPress blog ins and outs
WordPress is still my favorite blog platform. I have several blogs running on Joomla as well as one just started on Drupal.
On Joomla I must say I got quiet a shock to note the upgrading of your software is not for everyone. Different versions could not be upgraded at the time, however I must add I did not follow the upgrades for quiet some time.
When it came to upgrading joomla 1.5 to 3.0 it created havoc. As a result our old blog which attracted numerous daily visitors went down. Traffic generation from joomla is generally good.
It is our second attempt, and our last. We do not have the time to take care of every instance on how to service joomla.
Drupal is still new, though I must say it shows some potential. I met a few bloggers who swear by Drupal. We still must watch before going into Drupal full scale.
Good old wordpress
Almost an icon in blogging one might say. Millions use it, and not without reason. Matt would be glad to read, or not, however we feel wordpress is the right platform for everyone, the tech savvy – and those not.
For good reasons such as
- Choice of Themes – en masse
- Plugin availability
- Ease of installation
- User friendliness
That leaves us with security.
As of writing one of our sub blogs is down today. I noticed lots of strange IPS from Ukraine, UK, Turkey, China, attempting to log in into our blog. This has been going on for weeks now.
( We dare say our passwords are good, our logins are so odd, it would be a tough thing to get into our blog )
That leaves you with the possibility of an DDoS attack. I am afraid should this happen it would not be easy to fend it off.
Another feature I employed is server based. Our server uses Apache and has some simple security you ca apply too to stop intruders.
If I notice unusual traffic from a particular ip I block the IP from accessing our site.
Still figuring out
What makes these guys hack into other peoples website .. Ok the try to black mail individuals or celebrities, but an unknown person ? … Na I don’t get it somehow.
Did you know this blog originally ran on Microsoft spaces ? It was changed to wordpress after spaces closed down.
So some of our old posts may not link anymore. Frankly I did not have the time to check them out.
WordPress has just announced that google became a target from hackers.. They published the passwords of some 5 Million gmail accounts… Take that.
First thing first. Change your password regularly, don’t wait. I had some hackers gone into my email from Italy, even made out the IP address. No harm done except some useless emails read.
I am more and more convinced there is no real security on the web. Once you know this, act accordingly. Be careful. Stay away from unsolicited mail.
Keep you machine clean. We found to keep it free from bugs it isn’t enough to install an antivirus program. we all knew that, right ?
Best Anti spy ware I found : Anti Malware. It’s free and it gets bugs others don’t get. For example Spybot. Spybot is huge, its file and registry base is a mammoth, yet it did not prevent bugs to be installed.
One source I trust and read : NAKED SECURITY
Did you notice the flickering ANDROID BUTTON on the Top right sidebar ? if you haven’t seen it here it is again :
We wrote about the AFRICASIAEURO ANDROID APP on Linkedin
( Stay safe on the web )